US Popularity:780
Meaning:Fair bow; blessed ring
Gwendolyn is a feminine name of Welsh origin, meaning “fair bow” or “blessed ring.” It is derived from the Welsh gwen meaning “white,” “blessed,” or “fair,” and dolen, which translates to “bow” or “ring.” Gwendolyn is a charming name with a mystical side, with some legends saying that Merlin the Magician had a wife of the same name. It also has many enchanting iterations, including Gwen, Gwenyth, and Wynne. This name is most notable shared with the first African-American to win a Pulitzer for poetry, Gwendolyn Brookes, who will undoubtedly become a source of inspiration for baby.

Gwendolyn Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Gwendolyn is currently #462 on The Bump
Girl:Gwendolyn is currently #337 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Gwendolyn is currently #780 in U.S. births
Girl:Gwendolyn is currently #380 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 9
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
Learn how we keep our content accurate and up-to-date by reading our medical review and editorial process.

Search Baby Girl Names

Search by:

  • Name or Meaning
  • Filter
  • Letter